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Attracted to conflict : dynamic foundations of destructive social relations

Author: Robin R VallacherAndrzej Krzysztof NowakPeter T ColemanLan Bui-WrzosinskaLarry LiebowitchAll authors
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2013.
Series: Peace psychology book series; Springer complexity
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Conflict is inherent in virtually every aspect of human relations, from sport to parliamentary democracy, from fashion in the arts to paradigmatic challenges in the sciences, and from economic activity to intimate relationships. Yet, it can become among the most serious social problems humans face when it loses its constructive features and becomes protracted over time with no obvious means of resolution. This book  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robin R Vallacher; Andrzej Krzysztof Nowak; Peter T Coleman; Lan Bui-Wrzosinska; Larry Liebowitch; Katharina Kugler; A Bartoli
ISBN: 3642352804 9783642352805
OCLC Number: 842345563
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 242 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Overview: Conflict in Human Experience.- Origins: The Promise of Dynamical Systems Theory.- Foundations: The Dynamical Perspective on Social Processes.- Patterns: Trajectories of Conflict.- Traps: Intractable Conflict as a Dynamical System.- Escape: How Intractable Conflicts Can Be Transformed.- Sustainability: The Dynamics of Enduring Peace.- Epilogue: Conflict in the 21st Century.- Design for Workshops on the Application of Dynamical Systems to Intractable Conflict.- Simulation of Attractor Dynamics.- References.- Author Index.- Subject Index.
Series Title: Peace psychology book series; Springer complexity
Responsibility: by Robin R. Vallacher, Andrzej Nowak, Peter T. Coleman, Lan Bui-Wrzosinska, Larry Liebowitch, Katharine Kugler, Andrea Bartoli.

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